Compare And Contrast David And The Evolution Of Art

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The evolution of art, be it paintings, sculpture, poetry or music has impacted the world towards a more observant and intelligent society. The Renaissance was a movement that saw the reemergence of realistic depiction of human form and nature. These artists were inspired by the ancient Greek and Roman art and it’s culture. Renaissance masterpieces incorporated accurate and harmonious proportions of the human body and balanced, well thought out compositions relating to the ideas of an ideal world. The Baroque movement came right after the Renaissance. It was developed in Rome, by the Catholic church in the hope of reinventing itself. This style used a lot of drama and grandeur to create a sense of awe.
Considering our artistic heritage as a
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Their beauty and perfection is one of the reasons why it’s still considered a masterpiece. Their creators have left us enough evidence of their mastery and are immortals because of their work. The intention here is to compare the differences and similarities of ; Michelangelo Buonarroti’s and Gianlorenzo Bernini’s representation of David.
According to the Old Testament, (Samuel, book 1) David was a shepherd who was among the battle lines of the Israelites and who accepted the challenge to fight Goliath, champion of the Philistines, one on one. David came out victorious despite the lack of protection and armoury by cutting Goliath’s head off after bringing him down from his horse with a single stone shot.
David, since then is considered a symbol of bravery and intelligence. He’s also a symbol of hope and strength for the weak. He is the proof that there are other more important virtues aside from physical strength that confide power. Due to this important symbology many artists decided to create their own representation of how they saw this brave figure while giving a very important message to the spectators. Some of these artists are Donatello, Ghiberti Verrocchio, Michelangelo and
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